From titrations to a student’s first foray into sub-atomic particles, teaching science to secondary school students engages your imagination. Your specialty subject would be Chemistry (ATAR and General). The course also teaches the skills needed to teach lower school science, including Biology, Physics and Earth and Space.
You’ll learn how to work in a range of teaching environments, through lectures, science labs, tutorials and a range of practical placements. SimLabTM technology provides additional practise dealing with challenging behaviour, parent teacher interviews and other situations . It’s a virtual classroom using actors and avatars – and the only technology of its kind in WA.
3 reasons to study Education at Murdoch
Turn your love of science into a career as a confident and inspiring teacher.
Get essential experience in a range of practical placements which could include metropolitan, rural, remote, international, hard-to-staff, multicultural, hospital, private and state school environments.
Build an online portfolio as part of your degree to share your science teaching experience with future employers.
What you’ll learn
Learn to become the kind of teacher who can really inspire future scientists, with a strong grounding in learning, teaching and chemistry curriculum.
Learn classroom management skills, including how to deal with challenging behaviour and make learning fun.
Discover how to apply your scientific and theoretical learning in a range of practical settings.
Find out how to encourage your students to think creatively about the chemical reactions all around and within us.
Get inspired to stay curious about the world and commit to lifelong learning throughout your teaching career.
Your future career
This course gives you the qualification you need to teach secondary students, including teaching chemistry to Year 11 and 12 ATAR students. You will also need to have a second teaching area, giving you greater employment opportunities.
After graduating, you could be eligible for accreditation with a range of bodies such as the Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) and the state, Catholic and independent schools, departments, organisations and associations.
Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply. Entry requirements vary country by country.
Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS): IELTS overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0; Cambridge Advanced English after January 2015 (CAE): 185 overall with no band below 185; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 68 with no band below 68; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT): 94 with no band less than 27; Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) (Written English Section): Written English Score 140
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